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2009-04-29 20:54:00

LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over one hundred airport workers and supporters held a march and rally at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at noon on Wednesday, April 29. Worker anger over the lack of quality health care has come to a head as concerns about swine flu have mounted. Coalition members and service workers donned surgical masks emblazoned with the slogan "I Need Healthcare" and marched through the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Workers say that...

2009-04-29 11:46:00

-- World Vision Preparing for Possible Global Spread, Educating Staff Worldwide -- Health threat underscores need for community health strengthening in poor countries WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A potential spread of swine flu to developing countries without adequate means to track the outbreak or to treat those infected could prove disastrous for communities in Central America and elsewhere, humanitarian agency World Vision warned today. A lack of access to basic,...

2009-04-28 22:14:01

There have been no U.S swine flu fatalities so far, but since January more than 13,000 people have died of complications from seasonal flu, officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report said no fewer than 800 flu-related deaths were reported in any week between Jan. 1-April 18, the most recent week for which figures were available, CNN reported Tuesday. Seasonal flu is expected to keep killing hundreds of people every week for the rest of the year. The...

2009-04-28 20:09:00

TROY, Ohio, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to outbreaks of swine flu across North America, One Call Now, America's leading emergency notification service, has issued professionally-written influenza notification scripts for use by its 35,000 clients to inform and protect the millions of families currently receiving One Call Now Notification Messages. The company has also announced a NO-Charge, proactive emergency calling plan for any government emergency management agency, school...

2009-04-28 17:33:00

CLEVELAND, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The organizers of a massive community-wide event offering free health, vision, and dental care to the underinsured and un-insured originally planned for this weekend has been cancelled. RAM Ohio (Remote Area Medical), ramohio.org, the group behind the event, received recommendations from both the Ohio Department of Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health not to move ahead with the event due to the spreading threat of swine flu infection. "We were...

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2009-04-27 13:58:58

Worldwide, the number of confirmed cases of swine flu was 73 as of Monday, the World Health Organization, based in Geneva, said. A WHO representative offer the breakdown by country as 40 in the United States, 26 in Mexico, six in Canada and one in Spain, CNN reported. In Mexico, officials Monday said the infection is suspected of causing as many as 149 deaths from nearly 2,000 cases, The Washington Post said. In the United States, officials Monday confirmed 20 new cases, all at a New York...

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2009-04-27 11:25:00

The World Health Organization issued guidance Monday to globally track the swine flu infections apparently spreading from Mexico. The document will be reviewed weekly and modified in accordance with changes in the epidemiology of this virus, the organization based in Geneva said. As many as 103 deaths in Mexico, considered the outbreak's epicenter, had been blamed on swine flu, the country's health minister said. As the event evolves, there will be a need to switch surveillance activities...

2009-04-27 06:27:06

Major U.S. airlines, responding to Mexico's swine flu outbreak, say they are waiving fees for travelers wanting to reroute or reschedule flights to the country. Continental Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US Airways all said they would allow passengers to change their flights without penalty if they are flying to Mexico, CNN reported. The time window for changing flights fee-free depends on the airline. One-hundred-three deaths had been blamed on the outbreak...

2009-04-27 06:49:27

Canadian officials reported six cases of H1N1 swine flu with Mexican origins at both sides of the country. Dr. David Butler-Jones, chief public health officer of Canada, told reporters in Ottawa the cases in Nova Scotia and British Columbia were all linked to young people who had been to Mexico recently, but all of the cases were mild, Sun Media reported. Just because so far we have seen relatively mild, typical influenza symptoms ... it doesn't mean that we won't see either more severe...

2009-04-27 06:35:00

In response to what many medical experts believe could be the emergence of a global pandemic, health officials in the U.S. have declared a public health emergency effective Sunday, as 20 cases of swine flu were confirmed on American soil. The world's top flu virologists and epidemiologists have been in a race against time in their efforts to understand exactly how large of a threat the new A/H1N1 swine flu strain really is.  By Sunday, researchers began to realize that they would need...


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2011-01-12 16:33:15

Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), caused by the dengue virus, is among the spectrum of acute febrile tropical disease and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Occurring mainly in the tropics it can be life threatening and is caused by four closely related virus stereotypes of the genus Flavivirus. It was identified and named in 1779. It has a nickname of "breakbone fever" due to it causing sever generalized bodyache. It tends to be more prevalent in the urban districts of its range...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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